Bayern Munich 6-0 Borussia Moenchengladbach: Hosts celebrate ninth consecutive Bundesliga title in style as Robert Lewandowski takes a hat-trick in defeat
- Bayern had sealed the title before kick-off after Leipzig’s defeat at Dortmund
- Lewandowski’s hat-trick brought him closer to a 49-year scoring record
- Striker is one shy of Gerd Muller’s record of 40 league goals in one season
Bayern Munich celebrated their record-extending ninth consecutive Bundesliga title on Saturday with a 6-0 destruction of Borussia Moenchengladbach and a hat-trick from Robert Lewandowski, who came closer to a 49-year scoring record.
The champion sealed the title before kick-off after RB Leipzig’s 3-2 defeat to Borussia Dortmund earlier on Saturday.
Lewandowski, who now has 39 goals, shy of Gerd Muller’s impressive record of 40 league goals in a Bundesliga season dating back to 1971-72, took just two minutes to open his account with a shot from a tight angle.
Robert Lewandowski, Thomas Muller and Manuel Neuer participate in the title celebrations
Bayern players celebrate their record-extending ninth consecutive Bundesliga title
Thomas Muller, who along with David Alaba will become the first player in Bundesliga history to win 10 league titles, put in their second in the 23rd for a sensationally flying Lewandowski volley 11 minutes later.
With Gladbach in the role of mere observers, Lewandowski then founded Kingsley Coman, who ended a short break with a powerful shot a minute before half time.
Lewandowski sent goalkeeper Yann Sommer the wrong way to convert a 66-minute penalty kick for his hat-trick and a clear shot at Muller’s record with two games to go.
Bayern Munich celebrated their ninth consecutive Bundesliga title in style on Saturday
Forward Robert Lewandowski scored a hat-trick in the win over Borussia Moenchengladbach
Tanguy Nianzou was sent off in the 75th with a straight red card for a rustic challenge five minutes after his raids, but even with 10 men, Bayern scored again, with Leroy Sane in four minutes before the end.
Bayern, which has now won 30 Bundesliga titles since the introduction of the top division in 1963 and 31 German league crowns in total, is at 74 points, with Leipzig in second place with 64 after their 3-2 defeat at Dortmund , that rose. to fourth.
Bayern may have had less success this season than their astonishing six trophy streak in 2019/20, but they have remained the most consistent team in the league led by Lewandowski.
It is also the second consecutive competition crown for coach Hansi Flick, who will leave Bayern at the end of the season and will be replaced by Julian Nagelsmann.
The Bayern attacker made it 3-0 in the 34th minute with a sensational flying volley
Lewandowski is short of Gerd Muller’s impressive record of 40 league goals in a season